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Early Caucasian Dragon carpet fragment, Safavid Period, Karabagh Province (Beylerbeyi), Azerbaijan


A FRAGMENT OF A CAUCASIAN CARPET
PROBABLY KARABAGH DISTRICT, EARLY 18TH CENTURY

Price Realized 2,000 ($3,220)

Sale Information
Christie's Sale 7960
Oriental Rugs and Carpets Including Turkmen Weavings From The Collection of Erik Risman
5 April 2011
London, King Street

Lot Description
45-A FRAGMENT OF A CAUCASIAN CARPET
PROBABLY KARABAGH DISTRICT, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Even overall wear, partial loss, mounted
9ft.10in. x 4ft.4in. (299cm. x 132cm.)

Lot Notes
The carpet from which this fragment comes was made as a pair to one formerly in the John D. McIlhenny Collection (Charles Grant Ellis, Oriental Carpets in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, 1988, no.45, pp.144-5). In his catalogue entry Ellis publishes two other comparable examples. Two further examples are in the Harold Keshishian Collection (The Treasure of the Caucasus, exhibition catalogue, Washington D.C., 1993, no.2, pp.20-21) and the Kirchheim Collection (E. Heinrich Kirchheim, Orient Stars. A Carpet Collection, Stuttgart and London, 1993, no.71, p.137).